Our Faith

Our Visioning Statement

Empowered by Christ’s Spirit, building on our unique gifts;
we are a congregation committed to providing opportunities
for individuals and families to grow
by providing diverse experiences of worship and spiritual nurture
to reach beyond ourselves
to care for others in our community
to share the Good News of God’s love.

Our Mission Statement

We are partners on a faith journey, called to be the church, Christ’s voice, hands and heart, to continue His mission in Mill Woods, Edmonton and throughout the world. As a part of the United Church of Canada, we strive to reach out to our community and beyond, growing and changing, but always as doers of the Word, not just hearers. While affirming our own faith in Christ, we share global human concerns with people of other faiths.

We undertake, with all Christians, the ministry of fostering and caring for all God’s people and creation. The nurturing and Christian education of our children and adults is an important part of our ministry, as it was in Christ’s.

We welcome all people to become part of our family, sharing in warm worship, meaningful fellowship and communion.

Our Affirming Statement

As a community of the Christian faith, striving to answer Jesus’ call to love all of our neighbors as ourselves, we declare our love for all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance and welcome them into full participation in every aspect of congregational life. As we continue our discovery of what it means to be an inclusive community; we recognize the importance of hearing each other’s stories and respecting each other’s gifts. We celebrate diversity even as it challenges us to walk with Christ down roads we have not yet explored.

For background on how the United Church of Canada deals with the question of faith and belief, check out the following pages on the denomination’s website — What we Believe and Faith Statements